The president of the Republic of Malawi, HE Arthur Peter Mutharika has assured Malawians that Kamuzu Stadium will not be closed.
It was earlier announced that the stadium which is in a dilapidated state will be demolished to construct a magnificent new one in the Malawi’s commercial city of Blantyre.
Kamuzu Stadium which was built over 6 decades ago by colonists has outlived its time and it has been considered as a death trap. The Kamuzu stadium can no longer host a high profile activity or match because of the condition it is in.
President Arthur Peter Mutharika has directed the Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Henry Mussa to identify a contractor through the Ministry of Transport and Public Works to carry out maintenance works at the facility.
His excellency said the government is committed to provide resources for the required maintenance works at the stadium.
“Be assured the stadium will not be closed. The artificial turf will be replaced with natural grass, apart from improving fan sanitary facilities at the Stadium. The Government, Fam and Sports Council are doing everything possible to renovate the facility for football fan’s betterment,” said Henry Mussa.
This is a good news to the Southern region based Super League teams and supporters of Nyasa Big Bullets, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Azam Tigers who use Kamuzu Stadium as their home ground in all competitions.